This is a wonderful poem about how reading can change you. I loved it and felt that I had to share. It is along the lines of this post, but says nothing about knowledge. Just that books can change you.
I have read some books that stick with me for a long time. I will randomly think of certain passages in a book and be reminded of how it made me feel. Occasionally I’ll change the way I think about things.
Even when I reflect on how bad a book was, it makes me think. I think about what could have been better. I think about what went wrong. I think about the good parts of the story.
Each book has something for me to think about and each book changes me. I welcome the changes.
I got up after playing with the Nintendo Switch. I had put my phone and the controller down next to the book stack. As I left the room, I heard a noise. I knew exactly what it was before I even looked. The book stack had fallen over. I came back into the room and my pillow and the part of the bed where I sit were covered in books. I had to restack them so that they aren’t so wobbly. I seriously need to start reading them instead of adding to them.
This one was an easy choice.
I would definitely choose D. Getting paid to read would be great!
If I’m getting paid to read, then i wouldn’t have to worry about A.
Not every book can be amazing, so, B is out.
I don’t really have a favorite character, so C is out.
I have an upcoming vacation. I am doing the last minute things, even though it’s not really last minute yet.
I went to purchase what I need for the trip. I haven’t quite finished, but I got the majority done.
I tried to get a mani pedi done, but I ended up getting called in to go to work, so only the pedi got done.
I got to work and finished up on record time. Then I went to buy sunglasses for the trip. I am almost ready! I am planning on getting the manicure soon.
I also found a lot of memes and book related photos to write about when I’m away. I am sure I’ll have time to write, so I’ll publish when I’m back. At least I don’t have to think about what I’m going to write about. I’ll figure out other topics, too, while I’m away. Always thinking…
Heart of Gold by Journey Jackson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I enjoyed the story, but felt the characters fell together rather quickly and unexpectedly. There were several editing errors that bugged me a little, but I could see past those and know what the author meant.
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Tom Gauld is an author/cartoonist that I recently found. Here are his six steps for reducing my book stack
40 best books to read before you die
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a book that I have read many times. I love it! I love the small drawings in the book, and I love Charlie’s relationship with his grandfather. I made the mistake of reading the sequel, the great glass elevator. Sometimes the original is best.